Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has extended comment through the end of the month on the draft of an updated conservation and management plan for grizzly bears in southwestern Montana adjacent Yellowstone National Park. The draft plan, developed over the past year in conjunction with a programmatic environmental impact statement, addresses … Continue Reading
Yellowstone National Park Officials have identified the three year-old child who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound Saturday while staying with her family at the Grant Village campground. The girl was identified as Ella Marie Tucker from Pocatello, Idaho. According to investigators, … Continue Reading
Yellowstone National Park is reporting an increase in traffic entering the park during August compared with last August. Statistics show more than a 4-1/3% increase in vehicles entering the park this year over the same time last year. However, Spokesman Al Nash explains … Continue Reading
A 3 year-old child was fatally injured as a result of an incident which occurred the campground near Grand Village in Yellowstone National Park Saturday morning. Rangers received a 911 call from the mother of the child who told the emergency dispatcher her young daughter had shot herself with a handgun. Resuscitation efforts by responding emergency medical staff were unsuccessful and the girl died. The incident is under investigation. The identity of the young girl and family is being withheld until sometime Monday at the request of the family.
The historic Miller House on the National Elk Refuge has posted its busiest season for visitation since it opened to the public in 2005. According to Refuge Spokesperson Lori Iverson, over 3,000 people had visited the site by Labor Day and several weeks still remain in the 2013 season. The Miller House and surrounding land was … Continue Reading
While fire season is not over yet in Wyoming, what a difference a year makes! That’s what Wyoming Governor Matt Mead told reporters during a news conference Wednesday. To date, Mead says about $1-million has been spent by the state on fire suppression compared with over $45-million last year. Mead says there have been … Continue Reading
Yellowstone National Park has been forced to close a portion of the park in the extreme southwestern corner where a section of previously pristine backcountry has been spoiled by an illegal trail that has been established there. Park officials say … Continue Reading
Yellowstone National Park is asking for additional public input on a change to the recently approved plan to reconstruct Isa Lake Bridge located at Craig Pass on the Continental Divide. Reconstruction of the bridge, which spans Isa Lake atop Craig Pass, is intended to … Continue Reading
Yellowstone National Park Spokesman Al Nash is warning people wishing to witness the annual mating ritual of elk this time of year, that Bulls are much more aggressive toward both people and vehicles and can be a threat to both people and property. Nash says several vehicles are damaged by elk every year and … Continue Reading
Now that the dust is beginning to settle after his move, Bridger-Teton National Forest’s new Supervisor Clinton Kyhl says he has two priorities; the first of which is becoming better acquainted with the forest’s issues, what the status of those issues is and what has been done previously. His second priority is … Continue Reading
Very Mild And Windy Through Saturday, Cooler On Sunday - October 24, 2014 High pressure will continue to be the main weather feature today and Saturday. Expect minimal cloudiness and mainly dry weather conditions across much of the state. Winds, however, will be strong today with gusts as high as 50 mph across wind prone areas. Temperatures will also stay very mild and about 15 to 20 degrees […]
A hunt with no disasters isn’t as much fun - October 24, 2014 Not long ago, I saw a message on one of the hunting blogs I like to read. The writer wanted hunters to send in accounts of disasters they’d had in the field. I bet he got swamped with emails. Every hunter I know has had at least one calamity in the woods. If you hunt, […]
Windy At Times Today, Unseasonably Mild Through Saturday - October 23, 2014 As high pressure strengthens, warmer air from southwestern portions of the nation will move into the region today. Conditions will also stay mainly dry throughout much of the state, but winds will be strong and gusty. Parts of I-25 (Colorado state line to Casper) and I-80 (Cheyenne to Rawlins) could see gusting as high as […]
My new used truck may be the death of me - October 23, 2014 Not long ago, I brought home a 1994 Ford F-250. It’s not much to look at, but it’s even worse to drive. About the only things it has going for it are that it’s mechanically sound, and it’s technically a vehicle. I’ve named it Clunk, for good reason. When you shift it into either drive […]
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